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Windows 7: web site check

11 May 2011   #1
veegee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
web site check

HI
Could someone please tell me how I can check out a website to see if it legit or a rougue site. Is there a website to do this?

Thanks


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11 May 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

WOT is pretty popular. You can check just from the website, or use the add on.

Safe Browsing Tool | WOT (Web of Trust)
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11 May 2011   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

You can also use the native Internet Explorer SmartScreen Filter to check a site...
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11 May 2011   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
WOT is pretty popular. You can check just from the website, or use the add on.

Safe Browsing Tool | WOT (Web of Trust)
I like it...

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11 May 2011   #5
veegee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
web site check

Thank you all for the quick replies.

I used to have WOT installed but removed it because I use Avast free and it has the Web Rep so didn't think that I needed both of them. They notify you before you click on the site but I wanted to check out the credibility of the site as in the case below.

I had an incident last night where a full screen popped up notifying me that I had several virus, trojans etc. and to let them clean them. The save box came on and I couldn't click out of it except to use the back button. The name of the site seemed not at all credible , but I managed to jot down the address of the site before exiting. Don't know if I'm allowed to put the site name on here, just in case it isn't. Was reading up on some search info in Google when this happened.

Sorry, but am not familiar with the Smart Screen Filter or add-on method either.
Still trying to learn this Windows 7.

Thanks for your help
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11 May 2011   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veegee View Post
Thank you all for the quick replies.

I used to have WOT installed but removed it because I use Avast free and it has the Web Rep so didn't think that I needed both of them. They notify you before you click on the site but I wanted to check out the credibility of the site as in the case below.

I had an incident last night where a full screen popped up notifying me that I had several virus, trojans etc. and to let them clean them. The save box came on and I couldn't click out of it except to use the back button. The name of the site seemed not at all credible , but I managed to jot down the address of the site before exiting. Don't know if I'm allowed to put the site name on here, just in case it isn't. Was reading up on some search info in Google when this happened.

Sorry, but am not familiar with the Smart Screen Filter or add-on method either.
Still trying to learn this Windows 7.

Thanks for your help
You can find in the Internet Explorer security "Tool Tab" the SmartScreen Filter to "Enable or "Disable"...there's also "Check this WebSite", a MS pop-up window will come up and tells you if it's safe or not.

That's a simple way to check quickly a site, only!

It's no add-on!! Native to Internet Explorer.

Mini Tutorial HERE
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11 May 2011   #7
veegee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

NoN, thanks a bunch for the tutorial site...I can use all the tutorials that I can find.

Took me awhile to find my post...sorry, guess I posted in the wrong spot and it got moved.
Thanks again...most appreciated.
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